Retreats 2017 at ‘Currajeen’ Doreen9th December 2016

Currajeen-2017

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Year 12 201622nd September 2016

It’s hard to believe…but it’s that time of the year again… In a few short weeks the Year 12s from Mt St Michael’s Ashgrove Qld, St Vincent’s Potts Point NSW, Bethlehem Ashfield NSW, Bethany Hurstville NSW, St Columba’s Essendon Vic and Catholic Ladies College Eltham Vic – colleges in the tradition of the Sisters of…

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The Final Days…of our World Youth Day Pilgrimage8th September 2016

Leaving Krakow we travelled into the mountainous area of southern Poland, heading for the town of Zakopane.  Here we would spend a few days on retreat – reflecting particularly on our WYD experiences. On route to Zakopane we visited Pope John Paul II’s hometown of Wadowice where we saw the house in which he was…

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Encounters with Papa Francesco8th September 2016

Thursday afternoon 28 July brought the pilgrims’ first encounter with the Holy Father during the Papal Welcome. Pope Francis talked to the pilgrims about renewing friendship with Jesus by building friendships among themselves.  Jesus calls us to this Thirty-first World Youth Day and tells us: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall find mercy” (Mt 5:7).…

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World Youth Day in Poland8th September 2016

World Youth Day in Poland – the Gathering of 1.6 million young people from across the world very excited to connect and be with each other. A week-long celebration which included youth festivals, catechesis, the Way of the Cross, a vigil and final mass. The 2016 WYD was in Krakow, Poland. Pope Francis challenged the…

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Saints of Italy Pilgrimage – An Experience of a Lifetime!8th September 2016

From July 16 to August 6 fourteen students from St Vincent’s College, another teacher and myself took part in the World Youth Day pilgrimage to Poland. We were travelling with Catholic Schools Sydney as Bus 17 which also included students from St Mary’s Cathedral College, Marist College North Shore, their teachers, a chaplain and two…

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